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#2380109 Holland retirement watch?

Posted by ogreslayer on 04 April 2013 - 08:51 AM

The greatest day in Red Wings history=when Holland has no impact on the team anymore.

 

Hmmmm let's see....  The day Gordie signed with the Wings, the first game the Production Line was put together, the day the Ilitch family bought the team, the day Devellano was hired, the day Yzerman, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Zetterberg, or Datsyuk were drafted, the hiring of Scotty, the Shanny trade, the Russian Five on the ice for the first time, the Turtle Incident, the Cup win on home ice in 97, Vladdy on the ice with the Cup in 98, the 02 Cup with all the future hall of famers,  the Cup win in 08 when all the haters said the Wings couldn't win under a salary cap?  None of these are greater?  Really?  Really?  Use hyperbole much?  




#2379011 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

The reverse logic around here blows my mind.  Very few picks become legitimate prospects, and even fewer of those become everyday NHLers.  So the least risky thing to trade is a pick, then a prospect, and then a legit NHLer (obviously I'm not talking about trading Drew Miller for a superstar here.  I mean trading quality for similar quality). 

 

I have no idea why people are ready to trade prospects but want to hang on to this late first round pick so bad.  We're not going to get a lottery pick, we're going to make the playoffs.  We've been solidly in a playoff spot for about two months and we're done with the hard part of our schedule. 

 

Nobody around here is willing to part with a 20-30th pick for Keith Yandle, or Jason Pominville, or Marian Gaborik?  Insane.

 

Edit:  I had originally misquoted Euro_Twins on this, which was my bad.  Fixed now. 

 

Oh just wait until Holland trades that first round pick to grab an extra early second & third round pick in June & people lose their s*** around here.




#2375836 Phil Kessel's sister can play, eh

Posted by ogreslayer on 29 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

I do not really find her all that attractive... maybe that's just me

Are you saying you would prefer to see Phil in that outfit?  




#2375486 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

Part of me wants to see DeKeyser sign but the dark part of me wants to see him go somewhere else just to see LGW explode...you know fire & brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers & seas boiling, forty years of darkness, eathquakes, volcanos, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs & cats living together...mass hysteria




#2375482 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

I think Calgary should offer him to Peter Chiarelli first, only have have J-Bo block the trade & force the Flames to send him somewhere else




#2375084 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

Or that Crosby and Malkin are too busy having hissy fits to focus on winning games but unfortunately with Iginla there, I think that is less likely now

 

Will they be more likely to goon it up now when they're losing with Inginla there instead?




#2374920 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 05:59 AM

Hoping this turns into the Pens version of the Wings 1999 deadline deals that brough Cheli, Ulf Samuelsson, Wendel Clark, & Bill Ranford to town.  




#2374632 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Carmen is spot on.  I went to UM and got an Econ Major, Poli Sci Minor because I wanted to learn how the world works.   The Econ material was educational, but the Political Science was pure unadulterated indoctrination as oppossed to growth and development.

 

Yes, the NHL is a major committment with major scrifice, but so is everything that comes with that pay scale.  Cory Emmerton is getting paid more than the President of the United States of America.

 But the POTUS would probably get more ice time.




#2374592 Calle Jarnkrok to play for GR Griffins

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Wouldn't be shocked to see Pulkkinen pulled over to GR for some games yet this season.  Put him on Jarnkrok's wing & see what they can do.




#2374585 Calle Jarnkrok to play for GR Griffins

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

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Jarnkrok has been compared to Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and that’s just fine by him. Jarnkrok’s favorite team growing up was the Red Wings and his favorite player was Zetterberg. “When I watch him play, I try to take after what he’s doing good.”


Am I the only one who gets depressed a bit reading up on prospects who say they watched players like Z & Pavs "growing up"?  Man I feel old right now.




#2374581 Which NHLer is the....

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

Fake toughest?  Wes Mantooth

Legit toughest? Ron Burgundy

Biggest clown? Brian Fantana

Classiest? San Diego

 

Oh, in the NHL!

 

Fake toughest?  "Big" Joe Thornton

Legit toughest?  George Parros' 'stache

Biggest clown?  Brad Marchand (Trying to steal the "Little Ball of Hate" nickname?  Really?  Steve Ott is a close second)

Classiest? Pavel or Martin St. Louis

Fake Classiest?  Teemu Selanne (Yeah, I said it)
 


 




#2374431 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

Anyone else see these beauts?

 

http://www.alternati...ctCode=murphusa

 

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Just missing the Miller Lite & Nathan's Hot Dogs sponsor patches.




#2374399 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

This whole exercise is not about "driving up the value" on DeKeyser given that there are limits to the contract he can sign.  It's all about giving him the chance to be "wined & dined" by the teams that want to show up to make their case.  Call it the "Zach Parise Treatment" & it might be the only chance he has to go through a circus like this depending on how he actually pans out. 

 

Personally, I don't buy into the Oilers being in the running let alone the front runner given that they're an absolute cluster-f*** of an organization.  The reason they landed Schultz is because of his desire to play close to home.  For all the vaunted young talent they have, they are nowhere close to putting it together before they have to start breaking the team apart because they can't afford everyone.  They have 11 top 25 picks in their line-up right now & what do they have to show for it?  What would the Wings have done with that opportunity?  We all know what good organizations (think Blackhawks & Pens) did with opportunities like that.  The Oil?  Not...even...close.  There's a much greater chance the Wings lose him to an Anaheim, Nashville, or St. Louis than Edmonton.




#2373901 Phil Kessel's sister can play, eh

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Brian Burke is currently trying to convince Bob Murray to trade two #1's & a 2nd to the Gophers for her.  




#2373726 Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh, Confirmed, Awaiting full details

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

My favorite comment on the two Pens' trades this week so far:

 

 

Based on the acquisitions of Morrow and Murray, I think it’s safe to say the Penguins are going all-in on winning the 2010 Stanley Cup.